The Westin Alexandria Old Town
Recently renovated and brimming with wellness-enhancing amenities, The Westin Alexandria Old Town is the ideal home for your visit to the National Capital Region. You'll find our hotel steps away from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington, D.C. are both within easy reach. Our complimentary shuttle service provides ready access to restaurants, boutiques, riverfront and other attractions of Old Town Alexandria. Stretch out in our gracefully designed rooms and suites, boasting ergonomic work desks, Starbucks® coffee and our signature Westin Heavenly® Bed. Fuel up with a healthy meal at Trademark Drink and Eat or relax with in-room dining. Our hotel also offers the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio for your convenience. Those hosting events in Alexandria will appreciate our wide variety of venues, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 people. Take advantage of our close proximity to the best of the area to explore while you're with us.
Wander the cobblestoned streets of Old Town Alexandria, or board a Metro train and explore downtown Washington, D.C. from our hotel.
Your four-legged family member is welcome at our hotel. We offer a wealth of pet-friendly perks, including the comfortable Westin Heavenly® Dog Bed.
There's no need to miss out on your workout while in Alexandria, thanks to helpful hotel initiatives including the New Balance Gear Lending program.
Avoid Hotel Fraud
Unfortunately, exhibitors and attendees can fall prey to accommodation offers from fraudulent companies. These hotel providers present themselves under names such as Allen & Stratton Events, Euro-Events, International Trade Show Council (ITC), Premier Destinations, Star Eventz and Universal Shows. This is not an exhaustive list – these outfits change names each year in the hopes of being trusted.
How Does Hotel Fraud Work?
Fraudulent companies repeatedly email our show participants with room offers for the week of OFS 2020. Their website and/or emails mention OFS 2020, and even include our logo in the hopes of looking like an official or legitimate provider.
These groups promote attractive deals with local accommodation providers, but once payment has been received, the company disappears and can no longer be contacted by phone or email. Once the attendee contacts the hotel directly about their room, they realize the hotel has no record of them or their stay. Not only is their money gone, they must then scramble to find last-minute accommodation, which is rarely convenient to the venue.
This practice takes money directly from our customers and negatively impacts their OFS 2020 experience. We do everything we can to stop these companies preying on our attendees, and we don’t want this to happen to you.
How to Avoid Fraud
- Book through our recommended/official hotel. We work to deliver consistently good hotels to our participants.
- Do not only rely on the presence of the OFS 2020 name and logo on accommodation providers’ websites, as our name and logo are being used unlawfully. The only accommodation company recommended by OFS 2020 is allowed to use our name and logo.
- If using another supplier, thoroughly investigate all documentation regarding the company making the offer. Check carefully online to make sure they’re a reputable supplier with a history of satisfied, actual customers before sending any funds.
- Use credit cards to guarantee your rooms, rather than wire transfers. If your supplier turns out to be fraudulent, credit cards typically offer some form of consumer protection, where wire transfers do not.